I admit that earlier this summer when I wrote about Swagbucks I was quick to judge and that resulted in a negative review of a website and concept that deserved the benefit of doubt and oppurtunity to prove itself before being written off as a failure.Â To recapt quickly, Swagbucks is a search engine that offers rewards for using their search engine.Â The best part about Swagbucks is that they use the Google Search Engine to display results and being that Google is the only engine I use this seemed like an awesome idea.Â For each search you make on Swagbucks you have the chance to earn Swagbucks which can be redeemed for amazing prizes.
My original review was not very nice and I tore apart the system.Â I’d like to redeem myself in the form of a follow-up review with some more positive information.Â While I have not been extremely active on Swagbucks and at times I’ve even forgotten I was using it I was surprised to find out the other day that from the one friend that I referred and the odd search here and there I’ve completed, my total Swagbucks have reached 81.Â Looking at the available prizes from Swagbucks 81 is not very much in comparison to the cost of some of the more useable rewards however I have barely used Swagbucks since signing up and only have one referral.Â I’ve earned enough to choose from a variety of $5 gift cards.
Now that I can see the system working for my benefit I plan to begin using the search engine more frequently.Â After reviewing the model again, with the exception of having limited results compared to Google’s massive resulsts I see no real reason not to replace my general normal Google searches with the Swagbucks search engine.
My ultimate goal is to save up enough Swagbucks to redeem a Playstation 3 however that could still be a fairly long time away at 3000 swagbucks.Â I may cave in early and end up grabbing an Acoustic Guitar instead since it’s only 800 swagbucks and I’ve become hooked on playing guitar since introducing myself to Rockband and Guitar Hero hence my need for a new PS3.
Another great feature of Swagbucks is that they are onboard for keeping the environment clean!Â Think about the last time you bought yourself a new cell phone?Â It was likely within the last 12 months… and what did you do with your old phone?Â For the ones I haven’t managed to give away they are still lying around my house somewhere collecting dust.
Did you know that old cell phones and other electronics are not biodegradable and likely contain toxic components?Â Throwing old cell’s in the garbage is not such a hot idea so Swagbucks has introduced a Cell Phone Recycling Promotion.Â Send in your old cell phones and receive Swagbucks in return then use those new Swagbucks to put towards a new cell phone from one of the Swagbuck Partner sites!Â The best part is they pay for shipping! Simply click the Green Banner which will take you to the Swagbucks website for more information.